Maximum username length

Franks Andy (RLZ) IT Systems Engineer Andy.Franks at
Tue Sep 30 16:55:56 CEST 2014

They should make a movie..

So you're suggesting I reprogram pfsense then? I'll have to inform the boss it's going to take a bit longer!

Anyway, point taken, I'll have to see what this entails. The string was looking to be pretty long anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Alan DeKok
Sent: 30 September 2014 14:03
To: FreeRadius users mailing list
Subject: Re: Maximum username length

Franks Andy (RLZ) IT Systems Engineer wrote:
>   We’re going to attempt to pass a number of delimited variables 
> through via the username field

  Dear god no.  This is a *terrible* idea.  It will cause global warming, rickets, plagues, alien invasions, and help bring on the coming apocalypse.

> and split them at the freeradius end, mostly to avoid rewriting the 
> php in the captive portal to use more orthodox existing attributes.

  There's no good reason to push crap onto someone else.  Your laziness just makes life harder for everyone else.

  If you care about your users, *don't* do this.

> Can someone confirm the maximum username field length? I can see in 
> the RFCs that 63 is the recommended minimum nas length but there’s not 
> much else I can see in there.

  A lot of equipment and systems won't handle more than 63 characters.

  This is a terrible, evil, disgusting idea.  RADIUS is full of enough crap already without people deliberately adding more.

  Alan DeKok.
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